Why did the editors believe the war was “the last of the great battles for Freedom and Democracy”? How did American ideals compare with German  

behavior, according to the editors?

 The editors outlined many reasons for going to war. What, in their view, were  

the advantages and disadvantages of going to war? Who would benefit t? Who  

would bear the costs?

 Why were some congressional representatives “timorous,” according to the  

editor? Were they simply cowardly?